Strategic Forum. Number 287, May 2014. Strategy and Force Planning in a Time of Austerity
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Force planning and defense budgeting processes that may work well with spending increases have significant problems with budget reductions under austerity. The current U.S. fiscal crisis and political polarization make strategic planning and defense decisionmaking difficult. As part of strategy, defense leaders need to engage in a credible dialogue about austerity, to include discussing fiscal policy and nondefense spending.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics